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Old Posted Apr 19, 2010, 2:58 AM
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Showcase your province's varied landscapes

Canadian provinces in general all cover pretty large areas, allowing for vastly different scenery in a single province. Please keep it short n' sweet and limit yourself to one photo from each:

- Landscape (one for each landscape)
- Urban
- Suburban
- Smalltown
- Industry
- Building Interior

Alberta

Alpine Forest (from Wikipedia)


Alpine Tundra (from geocaching.com)


Foothills Parkland (from Colynn on Flickr)


Montane (from Mark Schretlen)


Central Parkland (from dpirot on webshots)


Prairie: Cultivated (from encounters.jp)


Prairie: Sage (from Krissy Bush on Flikr)


Prairie : Fescue (from inmagine.com)


Badlands (from sevennaturalwonders.com)


Boreal Forest (from artour_a on flikr)


Icefields (from D Robb)


Lesser Slave Lake (from yagotta.ca)


Urban - Stevens Avenue, Calgary(from canadaphotos.com)


Suburban - Calgary(from wordpress.com)


Industry - Oil Sands(from heatingoil.com)


Small Town - Longview (from CatCalls on Flikr)


Interior - West Edmonton Mall (from ualberta.ca)
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too much work, but just picture heaven on earth, and you got BC
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2010, 1:34 PM
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Good idea for a thread. Just too busy to post. Anyhow, I still consider Quebec my home province, even after being in Ontario for 5 years.
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This website shows a number of particularly interesting air photos on google maps, quite a few from Canada.

Boreal Forest of Northern Ontario:


Carolinian Forest of Southern Ontario - the forest in Pinery Provincial Park is one of the few remaining stands of Carolinian Forest in Ontario:


Niagara Escarpment in Southern Ontario:


Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland:
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2010, 9:53 PM
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Québec


Cap-Éternité - Parc marin du Saguenay–Saint-Laurent



Jacques-Cartier Quebec national park
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Saskatchewan: Not entirely flat?

Castle Butte in the Big Muddy Badlands of Southern Saskatchewan


Looking down at the village of Lebret and Mission Lake in the Qu'Appelle Valley, not far from Regina



While Southern Saskatchewan is largely made up of flat prairie and river valleys, the Northern part of the province is composed of boreal forest and thousands upon thousands of lakes.
Lac La Ronge

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MAINLAND NOVA SCOTIA:

Halifax area:

Source

North(umberland) Shore:

Source

Cobequid Mountains:

Source

Cape Split (Blomidon P.P):

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Parrsboro:

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Annapolis Valley (my new home is in this photo):

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^Cape Split is so cool. I hadn't seen that before.

Just click the link. Last summer's photothread of Newfoundland.

Saltwater Joys

All images by me, except the youtube video stuff.
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Saskatchewan. Great sand hills in Southwest SK(These dunes reach up to 25 meters in height), and Athabasca sand dunes(There are 10 plants that grow in Athabasca and nowhere else in the world) in Northwest SK located more than 7 hours apart.



courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/pageworld/



courtesy of http://www3.telus.net/public/enickle/


Cypress Hills. Higher elevation than Banff Alberta.



courtesy of Canada.com

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all pics from flickr

Kamloops/Interior BC


flickr dyoshida

Osoyoos/Interior BC

flickr ddkkpp

Nelson/Interior BC

flickr joneboi

Dawson Creek/Interior BC

flickr poecile05

Peace Country/Interior BC

flickr poecile05

Terrace/Interior BC

flickr wild_media

Parksville/Island BC

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Galiano Island/Island BC

flickr Don Randall.

Tofino/Island BC

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I'm just posting links because the site specifically asks for written permission to reproduce, even electronically. Maybe a mod could let me know if it's okay to post pics from a source like this.

Robin Karpan showcases some of the best and rarely seen Saskatchewan landscapes. I know it sucks that it's just links but some of this might surprise you if all you can think of when you hear Saskatchewan is flat wheat and canola fields:

Athabasca Sand Dunes (probably the most unique geological formation in the province; I've never heard/seen of anything like this in North America). I've heard the sand is up to 300m deep in some places.

And here's the north shore of the lake.

Cypress Hills in the Southwest

Saskatchewan has Waterfalls?

Lake Diefenbaker; the natural sandcastles are particularly cool

Grasslands National Park

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Kamloops/Interior BC

flickr dyoshida

Nelson/Interior BC

flickr joneboi
I'm not sure if I could take the summer heat long enough to live in Kamloops, but I find the terrain much more interesting than the endless tree-covered mountains found in much of the province (like the Nelson photo).

I love the Arrow Lakes, and the area my dad lives in East of Vernon, but I don't find the landscape the least bit interesting. For some reason whenever I mention this people from the area scoff and figure I just have some sort of Albertan inferiority complex. They can't fathom anybody preferring the terrain one can find in the foothills (personally, my favourite is the drive south of Longview, AB where the prairies seem to end abruptly and the Rockies come out of nowhere). The Whaleback Region is probably my favourite in Alberta, and IMO one of the most picturesque places I've been.
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Apparently Edmonton is only notable for WEM?

Here's my Edmonton

EDMONTON

Urban



Suburban



(both me)

Just to extend from the original posters alberta list.
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Since it would be too complicated to cover all the province of Quebec, I'll limit my contribution to this thread to the Eastern Townships in southeastern Quebec. That's my native region. I already had a bunch of pics on my computer, so I just post them here, I hope there are not too many of them and they show different types of landscape.

Eastern Townships
Pop. 300 917
10 195 km²
29,2 hab./km²
Largest city: Sherbrooke pop. 192 000
Other cities: Granby pop. 59 385, Cowansville pop. 12 400, Coaticook pop. 9 395, Asbestos pop. 6698, Bromont pop. 5528, Windsor pop. 5483, Stanstead pop. 3012



























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Photographiquement Frank flickr


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Veronikamia flickr


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Jean Légaré panoramio


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davidquebec panoramio


Carl Pednault panoramio


Wayne Duguay panoramio


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^great set Calmar... but whats with the open pit mine??

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I'm not sure if I could take the summer heat long enough to live in Kamloops, but I find the terrain much more interesting than the endless tree-covered mountains found in much of the province (like the Nelson photo).
So funny you say that. When I looked at the picture of Kamloops my first thought was ugh so barren, look how much better it looks where the trees start!

Different strokes for different folks I guess!
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I guess so. My thoughts are "finally, something other than trees".

Not that I dislike trees, the old growth forests on the Island are spectacular.

Another area I find quite stunning is around Hope. It's got the endless tree thing going on, but is also incredibly rugged when compared with most of the province.
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^great set Calmar... but whats with the open pit mine??
Why, I don't know... There are open pit mines in Asbestos and Thetford Mines. I think (but I'm not sure) that the largest open pit mine in the world is in Thetford Mines (eastern Quebec, region of Chaudière-Appalaches)
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I'm not sure if I could take the summer heat long enough to live in Kamloops, but I find the terrain much more interesting than the endless tree-covered mountains found in much of the province (like the Nelson photo).

I love the Arrow Lakes, and the area my dad lives in East of Vernon, but I don't find the landscape the least bit interesting. For some reason whenever I mention this people from the area scoff and figure I just have some sort of Albertan inferiority complex. They can't fathom anybody preferring the terrain one can find in the foothills (personally, my favourite is the drive south of Longview, AB where the prairies seem to end abruptly and the Rockies come out of nowhere). The Whaleback Region is probably my favourite in Alberta, and IMO one of the most picturesque places I've been.
i love the kamloops look too - i love that about california - thats what it reminds me the smaller rolling hills
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